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    Jim DeMint Is NOT Endorsing Mitt Romney

    Roll Call is running a story that Jim DeMint may endorse Mitt Romney. Here’s what you need to know about it.A number of DeMint past and present consultants in South Carolina work for Mitt Romney. I’m not sure the reporter knew just how heavily he was being spun, but he was.The story is mostly wishful thinking by Romney consultants in South Carolina who have ties | Read More »

    Save The Date: RedState Gathering 2012

    We’re going to the swing state of Florida in 2012. For Republicans, August will start and end there with the RedState Gathering the first weekend of the month and the Republican National Convention the last weekend of the month.By then we should have the nominee and we hope he’ll be at the Gathering. Of course, we’re inviting Governor Scott, Senator Rubio, and senate candidate Adam | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for October 17, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For October 17, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. What the GOP Must Do: Finding Common Ground With the Occupiers2. The President Is Not Going to Africa To Kill Christians3. RedState Endorses Tom Cotton for Congress

    The President Is Not Going to Africa To Kill Christians

    It is ridiculous that I’m even having to write about this, but I am.In the past 72 hours, I have gotten lots of emails from lots of people who should know better asking me if I’ve heard about Barack Obama sending American troops to Africa to go after the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The people hearing the name assume it is a Christian group fighting | Read More »

    What the GOP Must Do: Finding Common Ground With the Occupiers

    “The playing field does not need to be tipped back in favor of others. Just level it. An upright tower build on a slope will topple the moment the slope is laid flat.” A friend of mine chastised me the other day. He said I was being too hostile toward the occupiers on Wall Street and elsewhere. He conceded that many of them are the | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for October 14, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For October 14, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.Dear Wife of Mine,Thanks for putting up with me for eleven years. Oh, and thanks for two wonderful kids and all the wonderful things you cook with bacon drippings. Love, Erick1. Are Republicans Just This Stupid?! Apparently So.2. Environmentalists Battle Lawn Mowing3. Sen. Richard Shelby on Why He’s | Read More »

    The Erick Erickson Show is Live #EERS

    You can listen live right here from now till 10pm.And call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Are Republicans Just This Stupid?! Apparently So.

    Billie Tucker down in Florida makes an excellent point worth reiterating. The GOP is set, yet again, to have a debate on MSNBC.Seriously.Dare I refresh your memories on the last one? For two hours we were stuck with Brian Williams and John Harris of the Politico asking questions no one cared about in picking the Republican nominee. It was a dreadful debate that was capped | Read More »

    The Horserace for October 13, 2011

    It was the one question in the Bloomberg-Washington Post debate that gave away the game. A source close to, but not in, the Bachmann campaign told me it was that question when he realized the game was over for Michele Bachmann. It was that one question that, according to a source close to the Perry camp and a source close to the Cain camp, raised | Read More »


    Returning an Obscure Congressman to Permanent Obscurity

    He was elected in 2000, and is serving in his 6th term in Congress. He is pathetic on education issues and school choice reforms in particular. He voted in favor of No Child Left Behind, and earlier this year, was one of only 4 Republicans to oppose reinstating opportunity scholarships for poor children in D.C. He is a restrictor of free speech. He supported McCain-Feingold | Read More »

    Superficial Agreement

    Last night on AC360, John King filled in for Anderson Cooper and noted that a number of the Republican Presidential candidates are tempering their tone toward the Occupy Wall Street crowd. He asked if I stood by all my harsh words toward them. “Absolutely,” I replied. Part of the reason the candidates are toning down is because it is a good way to put more | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for October 13, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For October 13, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Superficial Agreement2. Maybe That’s Why He Is Unemployed3. The Moment With Lasting Impact4. Herman Cain’s Unrealistic Economic Plan

    Maybe That’s Why He Is Unemployed

    Does the White House just not vet these people?The Obama Administration wanted to show the President in a blue collar setting, so they put him at a table with several bottles of Budweiser and some unemployed workers. Note that the President had a Budweiser in front of him, but wisely opted for a Guiness.In any event, one of the unemployed workers is a guy named | Read More »

    The Jeremiah Wrighting of Robert Jeffress

    Robert Jeffresss does not have a lick of political sense. You do not, in this day and age, to a gaggle of reporters after introducing a Presidential candidate to a crowd, say that the candidate’s opponent belongs to “a cult.”You just don’t. It doesn’t matter what you believe.Robert Jeffress lacks political skills. But he is not a politician. Robert Jeffress is a pastor and witness | Read More »

    The Moment With Lasting Impact

    Joining the league of people who got to the first tier, Herman Cain is now under withering fire for his 9-9-9 plan and what it’ll mean for the country. Thus far he has held his own, but he is going to have to do better. For example, saying that he’d require a 2/3 vote to repeal his plan is unconstitutional unless he somehow is able | Read More »